Ranji Trophy 2013-14

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December 8, 2013

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Posted by Mharry on (December 10, 2013, 5:09 GMT)

I agree....if not both ...atleast pandey should have been there in SA....bcz he picked up so many wickets with India A team in SA earlier.....if u are not selecting the guys based on performance.....then what was the case sending him with India a side.....instead sharma , kumar , yadav should have been sent to know the conditions better...

Posted by Al_Bundy1 on (December 10, 2013, 4:15 GMT)

Pankaj Singh and Ishwar Pandey should be in South Africa, instead of the 2 Sharmas - Ishant and Mohit.

Posted by Mharry on (December 9, 2013, 16:32 GMT)

guys like k L Rahul, rishi dhawan,jiwanjot,sandeep sharma ,saurabh tiwary , ishwar pandey etc(list is long)....should have been sent to england to play one full or even half of the county championship to give them exposure to difficult conditions.....i heard interview of wasim akram saying that how 1 stint at county made him a better cricketer.....so it would be right thing to do by bcci to send a pool of players to alien conditions for prolonged periods to test them .... so that in future we dont face such embarassing defeats like one in SA right now...

Posted by Sir_Ivor on (December 9, 2013, 12:11 GMT)

I am very impressed by K L Rahul. He seems to be a gentleman cricketer like the other rahul and probably has imbibed the great man's skills as well. For me he and Zol could be a useful opening pair on bouncy wickets abroad, I hope the selectors take them to New Zealand and England. Playing there wile hone their techniques.I am also very happy that Varun Aaron is slowly getting back to match fitness. He should carry on the good work of rehabilitation before he makes a comeback. I see the trio of Varun Umesh and Shami making a good trio with Bhuvi as the swing option. Indianeeds a good coach for bowling like Fanie De Villiers or someone who has good communication skills. John Dawes is probably finding it difficult to communicate with Umesh and Ishant.They have not improved at all. The BCCI should be thinking of such things and scheduling the foriegn tours instead of making a bid for more revenue. It is crazy really.

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 10:20 GMT)

Its once again a pathetic show in the second inning by Mumbai in this Ranji Match. Target 365 available overs 67 ie asking rate 5.3. But no attempt by Mumbai players. If Mumbai win this match, it will get 6 pts plus pride, if lose Nil pts and Jharkhand will get 6 pts. Getting 6 pts doesnt make any difference to Mumbai because Jharkhand is at the bottom of table. Gettting 1 pt doesnt know if there is no improved show by Mumbai then 1 pt may be very crucial. Now Mumbai is looking for a draw means, it is looking for 1 pt than a pride and 6pts. Never such a show by Mumbai in Ranji. Yess and when run rate is demanding SA Yadav once again at no.7 who is having strike rate of 80% in FC games. That shows set of mind of Mumbai Team!

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 10:19 GMT)

I think Mumbai Captain is not using potential of SA Yadav. He scored half centurty as no 7 batsman. He was among the top scorers during last Ranji Trophy having average of 50 with strike rate of 80. In spite of this, It is big surprise to see him playing at no 7 when Rahane, Rohit Sharma and Tendulkar not in the team. We never saw Mumbai settling for draw on the basis of 1st inning lead, but now Mumbai batsman are settling for draw, it seems that everybody among the top order are looking for individual score and average when poor batsman having strike rate of 80% coming at no 7. His strike rate in bowling is also very high but i observe that he only gets a single over before lunch or before Tea break and before close of the day. In spite of opposite team's batsman scoring century, I dont know why he is not getting a good spell? He is having 14 wickets in 20 first class matches with strike rate of 38.7 and with average of 17.42 in bowling. Is Cub level cricket gripping up MumbaiCricket?

Posted by Rodc on (December 9, 2013, 9:30 GMT)

looking at the way marathe ,hiken saha,and others are batting i think its hightime to give youngsters like shabaz khan,arman jaffer and pritvi shaw a chance to play for mumbai.

Posted by   on (December 9, 2013, 9:20 GMT)

@ ravi - meher baba was a hard hitter indeed. remember him taking rajesh yadav to the cleaners irani trophy 1987 if i remember right.. actually, believe it was something rajesh yadav said that infuriated meher and he spanked rajesh all over gymkhana grounds.. RIP Meher baba

Posted by azeemparayil on (December 9, 2013, 6:23 GMT)

kerala should prepare same type of wicket against maharashtra and see what happens

Posted by Army_rangers on (December 9, 2013, 6:10 GMT)

@cricketloverssivaji,no mate..its not a live updates blog, its just live comments blog..

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